The Very Best

R5 Presents

The Very Best


Sun, August 12, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

The Very Best - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The Very Best
Born out of the love of hip hop’s ethos to consistently push the boundaries forward by extrapolating what was unique about the past and what is radically refreshing about the future, Radioclit’s Etienne Tron and Johan Karlberg have teamed up with Malawian songsmith Esau Mwamwaya to form The Very Best, an epic global partnership with the sole aim to re write western pop rules in a language which is not English. Esau who moved to London 7 years ago ran into Etienne in the second hand furniture store he ran in Hackney, located on the same road as their production studio. After regular chats about the state of global music the French/Swedish DJ/Production duo decided to invite Esau into the studio to lay down some betas, what was born out of fun and a mutual love of rhythm became something far grander.
Grandchildren - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Grandchildren emerged in 2008 as pioneers of Philadelphia’s underground music scene known for their
unique cinematic blend of pop, folk and electronica. Their first three releases chart a sonic evolution
from the lo-fi Everlasting (2010), to the symphonic Golden Age (2013) to the pop-driven ZUNI (2015).
Songwriter Aleks Martray attributes his eclectic sound to a nomadic coming of age across three
continents and a decade of touring, during which he met frontwoman Shari Bolar. The couple’s soulful
harmonies and on stage chemistry came to define the band’s new sound, featured on the
self-titled release Grandchildren (2019).
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125